Pi Day is upon us! It is always held on March 14, since Pi starts with 3.14. The latest video from Professor Marc Chamberland's youtube channel, Tipping Point Math, asks "How Many Digits of Pi are Useful?" With trillions of digits crunched out by supercomputers, one wonders whether these numbers have more utility than wall-papering a room. In the video, five answers are given to the question.
Mathematics and Statistics
Plan your own curriculum from the ground up.
First- and second-year students explore the world of math research.
From NASA to Norway, one young alum follows her passions.
The Grinnell Science Project pre-orientation program primes students for academic success.
Henry Cohn will talk about “Sphere Packing in High Dimensions” at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, April 24.
Professor Marc Chamberland offers advice on a subject near and dear to many students' hearts — getting a fair share of the pizza.
Professor Marc Chamberland offers a humorous take on everything you need to know about this irrational number.
Casey McIntyre, managing director at Cambridge Associates LLC, visits campus for interviews and information session March 4-5.
Over winter break, several members of the department attended the Joint Mathematics Meeting in Baltimore, the largest annual gathering of mathematicians and statisticians in the world. Chris Hellmann ('16) and Brennan Langenbach ('16) presented a poster entitled "Symplectic Transformations as R-Lagrangian Subspaces" based on MAP research from the previous summer. David Brown ('14) also presented a poster entitled "Enumeration and Projection Dependence of 1-Singular Knots" from his summer research at James Madison University.